Laguna has completed our unit on time, working on dialogues with ¿Qué hora es? (What time is it?) and time vocabulary to the quarter hour. They interviewed their partners about what they do at different times and also played outdoor games such as a Spanish version of What Time is it Mr. Fox? In this game one student is a lobo (a wolf instead of a fox) and the others ask the time, then take that number of steps. But if the lobo says "Es hora de comer" (dinner time) they must run back to the start without getting tagged!
Lago has been practicing the verb gustar (to like) using a funny video from the website of Señor Wooly, a Spanish teacher who creates silly songs to illustrate language concepts. The song features a man and a woman talking about all the things they like to eat, except the foods are all unusual or gross. We have been working on the vocabulary from the song and the different uses of gustar, positive and negative, singular and plural etc. Each student created their own "me gusta" (I like) phrases with strange or silly food combinations.
Cielo Spanish 1 has also been working on a Señor Wooly video, in this case Los Quehaceres (Chores) which uses different forms of the verb tener that they have been looking at since March. The students use their listening comprehension to check what chores the boy in the song does and does not have to do (he complains that he does absolutely everything while others relax), and think about their own chore lists.
Spanish 2 recently prepared and delivered group presentations on several grammar concepts they had been exposed to but not covered directly earlier in the year. They were provided a list of examples and had to figure out the pattern common to all of them. Then they taught that rule to the class and led a game to practice it. I like this type of approach that lets the student really think about the concepts rather than just being handed a rule to memorize.